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Nutcracker Cinnamon Stick Ornaments

Jane and Sonja
Make your own adorable set of nutcracker ornaments using cinnamon sticks.
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  • Cinnamon Sticks 1x 6” long and 2x 3” long
  • Americana Acrylics Paint in Snow White, True Blue, Lamp Black, Warm Biege (we also used Primary Red and Yellow for the additional ornaments)
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen in 24K Gold
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Gold ribbon cut to 10” long


  • Paint one third of the longest cinnamon stick in Warm Biege. Paint the tips of the other shorter cinnamon sticks in the same color.
  • Paint the lower half of the longest cinnamon stick in white.
  • Paint the middle section of all sticks in blue.
  • Paint the both ends of the longest cinnamon stick in black and add a narrow stripe to the middle of the long stick, over top of the blue painted section.
  • Paint the unfinished ends of the shorter sticks in 24K gold.
  • Preheat the glue gun. Glue the shorter sticks to the sides of the long cinnamon stick.
  • Fold the ribbon in half and glue the cut end to the top of the nutcracker.
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